Huwaaa!!! Our beloved neighbors Simon and Jacque Tan moved out today, and I'm so sad! It seems only yesterday when Jacque and I were preparing for our respective weddings and scouting for houses to rent. I found this apartment bldg near my parents' house when this was still, literally, a skeleton. I showed this to Romy, he liked it and we reserved for unit A. I know Simon and Jacque were looking, too and the idea of being neigbors excited me. I remember i spent quite an amount texting (read: convincing) Jacq to reserve a unit in the same bldg. To make the long story short, they got Unit C. And fellow w@wie/yahoogroup-mate/newlyweds Karla and Alex Borromeo got unit J. Pwede na nga tawaging The Newly-Weds' Building itong tinitirahan namin, eh.
However, Karla and Alex couldn't bear the traffic, so they decided to leave a few months after. I remember feeling so senti talaga the day they moved out. Mareng Karla, aminin ko na, kinunan ko pa ng picture yung car ninyo nung alam kong those will be one of the last times na magpa-park kayo sa tapat namin, hehe.
Now, two years, career changes, and our own babies later, Simon and Jacque and baby Simone decided they need a bigger place. Oo naman, kami nga we're so masikip na, what with all the baby furniture and toys piling up, masikip na talaga this 2-bedroom unit we have. I understand naman, kaya lang nalulungkot talaga ako. It's alot more fun and comfy kasi knowing na sa tabi mo lang pwede kang kumatok at makipag-chikahan... as if naman nagagawa namin madalas yun, haha!
Today, Simon finally hired a group of movers, and seeing them make hakot the Tan's stuff made me feel the way i felt when the Borromeos left. Naalala ko tuloy yung mga breakfasts together namin, mga surprise birthday get-togethers, mga impromptu dinners and gimmicks, mga DVD-swapping, etc. Mga tipong... " Mare, looks like it's going to rain, baka mabasa ang mga sinampay ninyo!" o kaya yung mga "Romy, may butter ba kayo? Kasi gumagawa ako ng ice cream, wala pala kaming butter." O kaya yung, "Sis, pag dumaan yung batang kumukuha ng basura, pakidamay na kamo yung sa amin!"
Oh well, I really hate goodbyes, one of the things i dread talaga! Kahit na ba sabihing they'll only be 10 mins away from us, it's still sad. Life in The Newly-Weds Building will never be the same again...
We love you Simon, Jacque and Simone!